SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management is extending the deadline to June 4 to accept nominations for five open seats on its Utah Resource Advisory Council.

Resource Advisory Councils are citizen-based groups that make recommendations to the BLM regarding public land and resource management, including land-use planning, recreation, fire management, livestock grazing, and wild horse and burro herd management.

The bureau is looking for a diverse group of people representing industry, environmental organizations, historical and archaeological groups, state and local governments, Indian tribes and the general public. 

In its review of candidates, the federal agency will evaluate nominees on the basis of their training, education and knowledge of the council’s geographical area. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the council has jurisdiction, must complete a nomination form and submit a letter of reference. Nominees can also submit additional information addressing qualifications.

The five RAC positions for three-year terms in Utah are:

Category One –; Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights of way, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation.

Category Two – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three – Representatives of state, county or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

Nominations should be sent by June 4 to the Bureau of Land Management, attention: Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101; phone 801-539-4195; email address: [email protected].

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